Summer is in full swing however tropical thunderstorms and sweltering heat have not slowed the national real estate movement of homebuyers migrating from Urban to Suburban living. Incredibly, the market has also seen an uptick in city-dwelling, and downtown Boston is thriving. Exceptional homes are also flying off the market due to their proximity to office spaces as people are starting to commute again and reconnect with each other in person.
As a teenager, Ryan Glass was hooked on the “Million Dollar Listing” TV show. In college, he answered phones for a Boston real estate firm; he earned his real estate license at 19 and sold his first house at 20. He nailed his first million-dollar listing at 26. Yet one of the proudest moments of his life was in 5th grade, watching his dad graduate from nursing school.
Pamela Shamshiri with her dog Roquefort at Studio Shamshiri
Since 2018, the Los Angeles interior designer Pamela Shamshiri has worked from a Spanish Colonial-style building on Sunset Boulevard. Built in the 1920s for silent-movie cowboy Fred Thomson, and more recently home for several decades to the punky Cat & Fiddle pub, there’s no doubting its convoluted Hollywood history. In Shamshiri’s hands, it has become an elegant haven of high arches and exquisite period furniture, a handsome workplace imbued with a soft sense of homeliness.
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Actors David Harewood and Alex Kingston
Stars Turn Out at RADA
David Harewood and Alex Kingston were among the actors and alumni of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) who attended a cocktail party at Sotheby’s London. Harewood is an actor and presenter known for his role in Homeland, while Kingston’s notable roles include ER.
At the event, guests enjoyed performances by RADA graduates and took part in a charitable auction to support the drama school.
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The striking pink-stone Edificio España building in the center of Mexico City has been converted into Hotel Umbral by JSa architects
Mexico City’s most exciting new hotel is tucked away on a little-known street running parallel to Paseo de la Reforma, the city’s grand, skyscraper-lined boulevard. Hotel Volga opened in June in Colonia Cuauhtémoc, a sophisticated neighborhood known for its good Asian restaurants and mix of apartment and office buildings. The 50-room boutique hotel was designed by Aisha Ballesteros of JSa, an architecture firm that has played a key role in turning the almost 700-year-old Mexican capital into the vibrant art and design mecca it is today.
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Solstice Cuff, Black Label Masterpiece VIII, 2010
Next year Cindy Chao, the renowned Taiwanese jewelry designer, celebrates the 20th anniversary of her eponymous brand, Cindy Chao The Art Jewel. It is a major milestone for Chao, whose work is collected by leading museums and who was awarded the Chevalière de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres by Roselyne Bachelot, then-French minister of culture, in 2021. Chao and Sotheby’s have a long history, dating back for more than a decade.
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Paddington, Sydney, is known for its enclave of Victorian terraced houses, which are fiercely protected by the Paddington Society.
There are more than 100 beaches in and around Sydney, Australia’s second most populous city. A few are rated among the best in the world. You won’t find any of them in the eastern suburb of Paddington, but this has not stopped it from becoming one of the most desirable areas in town.
On a Sunday afternoon, the cafes and restaurants at the Five Ways roundabout heave with al fresco diners.
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Loie Hollowell, Standing in Red, 2019, sold at Sotheby’s 50th Anniversary Contemporary Evening Auction, Hong Kong, in April 2023
Each time auctioneer Ian McGinley thought he had the final bid for an untitled 1947 painting by Joan Miró at Sotheby’s 50th Anniversary Modern Evening Auction in Hong Kong in April this year, he was mistaken. A tense silence filled the room as a 20-minute contest developed. Sotheby’s experts, including Alex Branczik, chairman of modern & contemporary art, Asia, and Jen Hua, deputy chairman, Asia, were taking bids by phone.
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The pool deck at the hip Silver Lake Pool & Inn in LA
Designing physical spaces is a dance between our internal desires and the practicalities of our external surroundings. Architects Lucia Bartholomew and Cayley Lambur have closely observed the shifts in this dynamic since they founded Electric Bowery, an architecture and interior design firm based in Venice, California, a decade ago.
“It’s been interesting to see people thinking differently about their lives and their homes,” says Bartholomew.
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